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Joe Rogan Tells Rickson Gracie How Taekwondo Compares To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Effectiveness

Joe Rogan has long been one of the most influential people in the bjj community and out of it. The 52 year old stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts color commentator, podcast host, and businessman...

BJJ Purple Belt Pablo Escobar from Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Rolling With Royler & Rickson Gracie

Wagner  Moura  is a Brazilian film, television and stage actor. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal...

Rickson Gracie On If Bruce Lee Was a “Legit” Fighter

Ask any martial artist, no matter if it’s a Judoka, kickboxer, or a BJJ practitioner, who their martial arts heroes are, and, especially for the older ones, it is most likely to be Bruce Lee. Bruce...

Oleg Taktarov: “Rickson Gracie Taught Me a Lesson On How to be Humble”

Oleg  Taktarov is a former UFC champion. He won the UFC 6 tournament. He notably dfeated Marco Ruas, Tank Abbott, Mark Kerr, and Anthony Macias. Takatarov is Master of Sport and 3rd Dan Black Belt...

(Video): Rickson Gracie Competing in Sambo & Going For Leg Locks

Rickson like many other Gracies cross trained in other grappling arts with his brother Rolls who tried to integrate the Brazilian national wrestling team with the goal of to competing at the Moscow...

Rickson Gracie’s Head & Arm Cross Side Escape Will Blow Your Mind

Side control is one of those positions that is just plain horrible. Our opponent can mount attacks, we can’t, they can stall and rest, we’re carrying all of their weight, and they torque their...

Rickson Gracie Is Now Claiming To Have a 450W-0L Record & Possibly Even 1000-0

The great Rickson Gracie claimed to have been unbeaten in BJJ, Wrestling, Sambo, challenge matches, Judo and vale tudo fights with 400-0 record has been disputed by many people. Now Rickson Gracie...

Rickson Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Never Stops Evolving”

If you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then look no further from Rickson Gracie. He’s one of the true legends and pioneers of the Gentle Art… Who...

Private Lesson with Rickson Gracie: “Where My Energy Goes, You Can Take Advantage”

Not everyone gets to have a private training lesson with the legendary Rickson Gracie… But those who do, all say one thing: that the way Rickson teaches and what he teaches are two equally...

Rickson Gracie Black Belt Offers “More Efficient” Way of Doing Oleinik’s Scarfhold Choke

Aleksei Oleinik, even though 44 years old, has just managed to pull of his 60th (!) career win. At UFC 273, he tapped out Jared Vanderaa in the first round. Vanderaa attempted to impose his own game...

Jean Jacques Machado’s Teaches the Rickson Gracie ‘Invisible’ Arm Bar

The road to submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is seldom an easy one. One of those rarely seen, but very effective (and unexpected!) setups is the Invisible/Lateral Armbar aka the Paper Cutter Armbar....

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Trap Which Catches Opponents on the Blind Side

In BJJ, closed guard is a great place to be for the one on bottom as you have so many options whereas your opponent has much less. The legendary Rickson Gracie  likes to trap his opponent in the...

Olympic Champ Mark Schultz On How He Challenged Rickson Gracie: “I Held Him in a Cradle For 20 Mins”

Olympic and 2-time World champion freestyle wrestler, Mark Schultz, whose life story was featured in the movie ‘Foxcatcher’ has been a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Pedro Sauer for about two years....

Become More Creative in BJJ by Rolling Like Rickson Gracie

Do you feel as if you’re somewhat stalling with your progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… As if the things that used to work for you don’t work as well anymore, and as if you’re...

Rickson Gracie: “It’s Important To Teach BJJ Strategy To White Belts”

If you’re a white belt, then learning “BJJ strategy” – the concepts and the principles that are a part of our sport – can seem something that’s far off in the...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Tips to Being Comfortable Inside Closed Guard

Being in Closed Guard is almost never an exciting task. Your sole purpose while you’re inside it is to break free; to somehow open up the space between you and your opponent, so as to escape...

Rickson Gracie Explains How To Flow Roll: “Educate Your Reflexes”

Flow rolling doesn’t come easily to a lot of BJJ athletes, especially those who’ve just begun training. However, this type of sparring is crucial if you want to develop the feel and the...

Rickson Gracie’s Secret Detail to a Tighter Choke from the Back

Learning the basics is extremely important – the most important thing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if you lack knowledge in how to execute basic techniques and setups, you will not be able to...

Rickson Gracie On Why He Never Strikes with a Closed Fist in a Street Altercation

Should you punch or slap in a street fight? The legendary Rickson Gracie says that you shouldn’t punch in the street because you can break your hand. You should instead use a palm strike or slap,...

Rickson Gracie Unsure About if Kron Will Go Back To MMA

Kron Gracie is currently the only representative of the Gracie family in the UFC. He had his first match in 2019, winning against Alex Cacares with a Rear Naked Choke. In the same year, however,...

Rickson Gracie: “I Don’t Feel Comfortable Seeing Kron Trade Punches With Someone”

Kron Gracie has had his last MMA fight back in October 2019, when he lost to Cub Swanson via decision. His cornerman and father, Rickson Gracie, subsequently confessed that he wasn’t happy with...

Rickson Gracie Reveals Family Secrets about Carlos & Helio Polygamous Lifestyle

“People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.” – Bo Bennett Jiu-Jitsu as we know it today would have never happened if it hadn’t been for the Gracie...

Rickson Gracie: “Allow Yourself To Really Embrace Jiu-Jitsu”

What’s the true essence of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – its underlying philosophy? This was a question posed by a student to Rickson Gracie, who wanted to learn about the philosophy and tradition...

Rickson Gracie Reveals His Toughest Roll Ever – And It’s Not A BJJ Athlete

At an “ask me anything” session at Rickson Academy, a student had an opportunity to ask Rickson Gracie the following question: “Who was the toughest guy you ever trained...